上班

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up; on; on top; upon; first; previous or last; upper; higher; above; previous; to climb; to go into; to go up
 
team; class; rank; squad; a work shift; a measure word; surname
simp. and trad.
(上班)

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上班

  1. to be on duty; to go to work; to begin one's work day; to begin one's shift
    天天上班沒事 [MSC, trad.]
    天天上班没事 [MSC, simp.]
    Wǒ tiāntiān shàngbān méishì gàn. [Pinyin]
    There's never anything for me to do at work.
  2. to be open (for business); to be trading

Usage notes[edit]

There are many equivalents for English to work in Chinese, the most common and generic being 工作 (gōngzuò). Use 上班 for shift work, 辦公办公 (bàngōng) for office or administration work and 幹活干活 (gànhuó) for physical work.

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